According to Mediate, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to President Donald Trump, has made shocking allegations in her new book, claiming that Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, sexually assaulted her on the same day that supporters of the MAGA movement stormed the Capitol building. These allegations paint a disturbing picture of Giuliani’s behavior and add another layer of controversy to the events of that fateful day.
In Hutchinson’s account, she describes Giuliani as “a wolf closing in on its prey” during the backstage encounter behind Trump’s speech near the White House, which occurred shortly before the riot began. She alleges that Giuliani sexually assaulted her by putting his hand “under my blazer, then my skirt.” According to Hutchinson’s account, former Trump adviser John Eastman was a witness to this assault.
Hutchinson’s narrative goes on to describe the unsettling details of the encounter, including Giuliani’s physical advances and the leering presence of John Eastman. She writes of feeling “his frozen fingers trail up my thigh” and her growing discomfort with the situation. Hutchinson recalls her reaction to the assault, saying, “I fight against the tension in my muscles and recoil from Rudy’s grip … filled with rage, I storm through the tent, on yet another quest for Mark,” referring to Mark Meadows, Trump’s last chief of staff.
Describing the events on January 6, the deadly culmination of Trump’s attempt to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden, Hutchinson writes that she “experience[d] anger, bewilderment, and a creeping sense of dread that something really horrible [was] going to happen”.
‘I find Rudy in the back of the tent with, among others, John Eastman,” she continues. “The corners of his mouth split into a Cheshire cat smile. Waving a stack of documents, he moves towards me, like a wolf closing in on its prey.
‘We have the evidence. It’s all here. We’re going to pull this off.’ Rudy wraps one arm around my body, closing the space that was separating us. I feel his stack of documents press into the small of my back. I lower my eyes and watch his free hand reach for the hem of my blazer.
‘By the way,’ he says, fingering the fabric, ‘I’m loving this leather jacket on you.’ His hand slips under my blazer, then my skirt, Hutchinson writes.
As a former White House aide, Hutchinson’s role was primarily under Mark Meadows. Her book reportedly provides a glimpse into her journey from being an ardent Trump supporter to becoming disenchanted and ultimately becoming a crucial witness for the January 6th Committee, shedding light on the events leading up to the Capitol riot.
Hutchinson’s account of the events on January 6th paints a vivid picture of the emotions she experienced, including anger, bewilderment, and a sense of dread about the unfolding events. Her description of Giuliani’s behavior adds another layer of concern to the chaotic day.
Giuliani already faces a slew of legal issues, including 13 criminal racketeering and conspiracy charges in Georgia related to his alleged attempts to overturn the election result. He is also facing a $10 million lawsuit from a former personal assistant who has accused him of abuse of power and sexual harassment. These allegations against Giuliani further complicate his legal battles and raise questions about his future in public life.